Will I Feel Like the Real Parent?



Will I feel like my child’s real parent? Nongenetic parents commonly report to me that they are worried they will not feel like the legitimate parent. They fear their child will feel as if they aren’t the “real mom” or “real dad” and will reject them as a parent for being genetically different. They also fear that the donor will have more importance in the child’s life than they are prepared to face and that they may even have to share the child’s affection with the donor.

      Parents, especially nongenetic intended parents, have concerns that lacking a genetic connection to their child will affect their relationship and worry that they will not feel a bond with their child. Many couples choose anonymous donation to avoid or delay feelings of parental

Three Makes Baby Podcast

Dan’s Experience with the ”Unthought Known”


Dan provides a male perspective of being donor conceived and experiencing infertility, touching on toxic masculinity that perpetuates reproductive secrets. Dan shares how being different felt like it was bad in his family and how his late discovery of his biological father helped him understand his truth.

Three Makes Baby Podcast

My expert testimony for Washington Bill 5348


The vote is tomorrow‼️ Can you help spread the word in the DC (parents, DCPs and donors)community to email Washington senators to pass bill 5348? Here’s a list of Emails: 

Chair: Manka Dhingra (D, District 45) – manka.dhingra@leg.wa.gov
Vice Chair: Yasmin Trudeau (D, District 27) – yasmin.trudeau@leg.wa.gov
Ranking Member: Mike Padden (R, District 4) – mike.padden@leg.wa.gov
Assistant Ranking Member: Jim McCune (R, District 2) – jim.mccune@leg.wa.gov
Jamie Pedersen (D, District 43) – jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov
Jesse Salomon (D, District 32) – jesse.salomon@leg.wa.gov
Jim Honeyford (R, District 15) – jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov
Keith Wagoner (R, District 39, Republican Whip) – keith.wagoner@leg.wa.gov
Patty Kuderer (D, District 48) – patty.kuderer@leg.wa.gov